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  1. Great move by the Chargers. But I still prefer them in the royal blue of the Fouts era.
  2. I don't get it. Is this just like a barnstorming league? The league's site has every team on it with full rosters and its schedule is just a big list of cities that will host multiple games with multiple teams per weekend.
  3. About 15 years ago, while traveling in Europe, I experienced another culture's mania over soccer. So I came back from that trip, determined to learn everything I could about the game and fall in in love with it — and I did. Madly. It's now easily my favorite sport, and I've never played the game once. A few years back, I figured I'd give cricket the same treatment. But the rules for understanding even the basic fundamentals seemed so dense and complicated that, despite my best efforts, I gave up on it. Then this weekend I stumbled across the Netflix docu-series that takes you through an Indian Premier League season with the Mumbai Indians. Talk about a useful primer. I started watching it, still somewhat confused by the scoring, so I watched a brief YouTube tutorial, then went back to the doc, and it all made a lot more sense. Watching it in action from behind the scenes was really eye-opening. I doubt I'll become an ardent fan of cricket, but at least now I have a working understanding of the sport. Or at least that version of it.
  4. This is a great point. I tried to watch the NBA's esports league on Twitch last year — as a 42-year-old man, I can at least say I tried — and it felt a lot like watching an old SNES sports video game in simulation mode. I'd stare at it with curiosity for a few minutes, shake myself out of that trance and move onto something more productive.
  5. I really love the idea of this set. The new green is great, the return to green helmets is welcomed. Yes, the uniforms are a bit plain, but that's also something I welcome. I just don't like the logo. This set's screaming to have the old '80s-'90s Jets logo return to the helmet. It seems like such a no-brainer.
  6. Assuming these are real, I like that these appear to be inspired by the Jets of the '80s and early '90s. That's the look I was hoping for. That said, the Jets unis of that era looked distinctive from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and these don't. The difference to me is the shoulders. That narrow, Patriots-ish stripe is what makes it feel similar to Saskatchewan, and I'm not sure what they could do to fix it. The '80s-'90s era Jets had big, fat, white sleeve stripes, which don't work anymore in modern cuts.
  7. Of the early MLS names, I always felt the Fire worked well. As a general proponent of more Euro-styled names, I'm OK with fire. It would be nice to see that market turn successful.
  8. Maybe I'm blind to lengths people might go to for attention, but that seems like an awful lot of work.
  9. I love this. My favorite French kits are the ones I could wear to work and not feel like it's Casual Friday.
  10. I don't think it's that they don't care. I just think they're running out of ideas. There are only so many ways you can stick stripes on a shirt before you start scraping bottom.
  11. See, Garber made a visit to Sacramento, too. Now we can all be happy. The news here: Garber says unequivocally that St. Louis and Sacramento are the only cities contending for the 28th franchise. It also says both ownership groups may be asked to make presentations to the league's Board of Governors next month, though it's not guaranteed they'll come out of those meetings with a decision. https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article228007129.html
  12. Corrected that for you. Otherwise, you make a great point.
  13. I'd think the weather factor would play a bigger role in a spring league's early years, but would eventually become less of a factor as the league established itself. If, after two years, the AAF has built itself into a quality league known for a quality product, then I don't see why a Columbus or Fargo or Hartford or Omaha shouldn't be in the mix.
  14. I'm not sure it can. It might just be a negotiating tactic, but the Taylor family — the billionaire backers that reignited the city's MLS bid — have said repeatedly that they don't intend to wait around, that it's now or never. Take it for what it's worth, but if there's any truth to that, it might be hard for MLS to pass them up. Also, despite Garber's rhetoric to the contrary, I can't imagine why the league, with two strong bids in front of them, wouldn't just expand to 39 right now. What's the point of sticking to some arbitrary timeline if you've got two groups with their ducks in a row?
  15. It's actually a huge soccer city. For generations, the city was a breeding ground for USMNT talent and provided a steady flow of talent to the old NASL. Saint Louis University has more NCAA titles than any other program, with 10. Five of the 11 players that defeated England in a famed 1950 World Cup match hailed from St. Louis. The U.S. Soccer Federation published a nice history of St. Louis' soccer influence a few years ago: https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/07/27/12/37/150727-mnt-in-stl-soccer-history